FREDRIC LEIGH (1940 - 2018)

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Maj. Gen., US Army (Ret.)  

Passed away in Manassas, VA, on September 27, 2018. He was a family icon, a distinguished military man, and a servant to his people. Through a non-profit organization, Taia, he led infrastructure, peace building, and food security initiatives in Sierra Leone and Liberia. He is survived by his beloved wife, Karyn Trader-Leigh; his sister, Alice Peoples (Greg), his children Frederick White, Tracey A. Leigh, William Leigh, and Jade Moore; three granddaughters, Tisha Griffith, Olivia Leigh, and Sunniah Spradley, and one grandson, Dorian White.
Visitation for family and friends will held at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Rd, Springfield, VA, on Monday, October 8, 2018, from 3 pm to 6 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, October 9, at Fort Myer Memorial Chapel, 101 McNair Rd., Arlington, VA, at 11 a.m. preceded by a viewing at 10 a.m.

Published in The Washington Post on Oct. 4, 2018
Arrangements under the direction of:
Demaine Funeral Home
5308 Backlick Road | Springfield, VA 22151 | (703) 941-9428
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